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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, October 2017

Ain’t done one of these for a while now have we?

All our favourites from the last few weeks in one easy-to-use playlist. Highlights would have to include Pépe’s debut on Lobster Theremin, Dan Shake’s new one from the the brilliantly-names ‘Shakes On A Plane’ and a couple of tracks from Permanent Vacation’s excellent new compilation.

There’s also Jessie Ware-like smoothness from newcomers Silk House, D.I.S.C.O from the likes of Junktion and thatmanmonkz and a couple of forthcoming tracks on Future Classic to lighten the mood too.

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Lauer – Birsk/Kilian

One punchy house tune, the other more reflective, ‘Birsk/Kilian’ are the yin and yang of Lauer’s recent release on Futureboogie. Quality start to the year from the German producer and one half of Tuff City Kids.

Talking of which, if you’re in London-town this weekend we’d highly recommend a visit to Corsica Studios on Friday night. Said duo are dropping by for a hefty five hour set. With Telephones and Trouble Vision residents in support, it’s not one to miss.

Check their recently-dropped remix of Cologne-based Vimes‘ new single, ‘Mind’, out on Needwant this Friday:



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Casino Times – Trust (Fete Remix)

London label Needwant are coming up to their 5th birthday at the end of this year. They’ve released for an impressive group of affiliated artists, that include Urulu, Mario Basanov, Ejeca and Maxxi Soundsystem.

To celebrate their birthday, Needwant are releasing a compilation of the tracks they’ve released along the way, with some new material chucked in for good measure.

One of those new tracks is ‘Trust’ by Casino Times, remixed by FETE, and it’s great.

There are also a couple of continuous mixes on the album which is always good to see, and Needwant are completing their five year festivities with two showcase nights, in London and Berlin respectively.

The album is out Monday from a variety of sources.


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Needwant with Eddie C @ Basing House, 07.09.13


London label Needwant have been running nights at Shoreditch’s Basing House for some time now, with one line-up standing out as particularly fruity back in January. Heavy snowfall disrupted Ejeca‘s travel plans that evening but, with summer still desperately clinging on in the British Isles, next Saturday’s headliner Eddie C should have no such problems.

For those not familiar with the unimaginatively-monikered Canadian, check out his recent mix for Beats in Space (below). He’s a seasoned veteran with a taste for disco and funk that is a pleasing antidote to the humourlessness that pervades many a London club night. Support comes from Pete Herbert, whose ambient tones will further enhance what promises to be a top night.

Sound good? Head to our Facebook page to win yourself a shiny pair of tickets – or to Resident Advisor to buy some.

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Urulu – Lonely Weekend

Urulu continues to impress with his new jam ‘Lonely Weekend’. Showing off his slick production skills, he’s stripped down The Weeknd’s ‘Twenty Eight’ and turned it into a delightfully drawn-out deep house track. It’s as welcome as the news that the LA-based producer has recently packed his bags and moved East to London Town. As well as hopefully creating a load of live dates we can look forward to, this means collaborations like this can happen. Teaming up with Chaos In The CBD, ‘Never Again’ is a new EP out now on the hot London-based Needwant label. It combines old school and new school cuts and is a real delight.

Very excited to hear more from this chap.

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Casino Times & Ejeca @ Basing House, Friday 18th January


This is one to get excited about.

Label of the moment Needwant have put together a belter of a line-up this Friday at Basing House. If you’re planning to be within a few hundred miles of London this weekend, we recommend you prioritise a visit (that trip to IKEA really can wait. You don’t even really need to go.)

Headlining are Casino Times. The creators of our sixth favourite record of 2012 (no less) are on fire. ‘I Wanna Know’ was accompanied by ‘Trust’ at the end of last year, and new track ‘Heart Strings’ picks up where these two house bangers left off. It’s been an impressive few months from the Oxford duo and they promise to whip up what can only be described as a dancefloor frenzy on Friday.

Also playing is Ejeca, who was responsible for some of the fruitiest beats of 2012, including the ubiquitous ‘Horizon’this gorgeous Panama remix and ‘You’, his moody collaboration with fellow Northern Irishmen Bicep. ‘Natal’ is his new one, and it’s a cracker:

Support is provided by Needwant boss Sean Brosnan (not to be confused with his namesake, Pierce Brosnan’s son. For the avoidance of doubt, their respective LinkedIn profiles can be found here and here). The one we’re concerned with here is an extremely well-respected DJ, amongst plenty of other things. For more info on him, this interview from last year is great.

“But how can I get tickets for this musical extravaganza?”, we hear you ask. Well, you can buy tickets here.

Alternatively, we’ve teamed up with Needwant to give away a pair of tickets. Just let us know your favourite track of the year so far (in the comments below, on Facebook or Twitterand the tickets could be yours. We’ll pick a winner at midday on Thursday (to give you time to mentally prepare yourselves), and we’ll use your answers to inform our January playlist (our Best of 2012 one is here).

Job’s a good ‘un.

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Ejeca – Horizon

Very exciting new material from Ejeca. He’s previously wowed us with the toe-tapping ‘Around U Baby’ and the seminal hit ‘You’ with Bicep, but this new garage-infused track ‘Horizon’ really is promising stuff. Hopefully it’ll be stuck on repeat in a club near you soonish, and it’s released on Needwant on September 24th. Shame about the radio rip, mind.

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